Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse 2015

Horror comedies are a tricky prospect for both viewer and film maker. As the thorror genre is always borderline ridiculous at the best of times the idea of laughing at something that is trying to kill you (with big teeth, bad skin and limbs dropping off) seems a natural one. In many ways it must…

Creepshow 1982

If you think about it it’s almost bizarre to think that Creepshow even exists. It’s five stories and a wrap around tale all by at-his-peak Stephen King, it’s directed by George A. Romero at his most confident, King stars in it, as does his son, Joe Hill. There’s also a host of great actors: Hal…

It Stains The Sand Red 2016

Its hard out there for a zombie movie. To try and make yourself distinct from the rest of the flesh eating hordes you really have to try something different in order to get noticed. Recent times have barfed up The Girl With All The Gifts with its emphasis on children and World War Z with…

Dead of Night 1974

Having recently lost a member of my family Dead of Night‘s bitter anger at death, and the effect it has on those around its victims, has a strong ring of authenticity to it. However the film must have felt even rawer at its time of release. America was fighting itself as much as it was…

Train to Busan 2016

So despite the relentless flow of the undead which surely passed saturation point a long time ago, 2016 proved that the zombie genre is still in rude health. There’s The Walking Dead┬áwhich still pulling in huge numbers on TV (even if everyone officially hates it) along with I, Zombie and Z Nation┬áhaving their fans. On…

The Girl With All The Gifts 2016

The undead are dead they keep telling us. Yet every couple of years they rise from the grave to prove them wrong. The last really good zombie movie had to be The Battery and that was done with about two dollars and mostly set in the boot of a car. The Girl With All The…